Lead Shop Technician (Robstown, TX)

At K&R Operating our employees are what makes the difference.  As our industry changes one thing remains constant, great people make a great company, and our success is due to the great people that work here. K&R Operating is staffed with certified, professional, and experienced full-service personnel capable of handling all equipment needs. Our technicians specialize in all makes and models of engines and compressors. Join us and be a part of the new standard!

Summary: This is a full-time Lead Shop Technician position based out of Robstown, Texas

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to Shop Manager and mentorship to Shop Technicians working on a variety of jobs
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership performing skilled tasks including all levels of maintenance, repairs, and overhauls on a wide variety of natural gas engines and compressors
  • Coordinate with team members, management, and customers to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Manage multiple projects and communicate deliverables
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose all levels of the compressor system and optimize compression equipment performance
  • Ensure that you comply with all company and customer policies and procedures
  • Complete appropriate paperwork as directed and report progress
  • Continually hone and develop skills in line with technological advances in the industry
  • Able to work in a team environment as a contributing team leader and capable of working alone when required
  • Clearly communicate all challenges, failures, and successes.
  • Carry yourself in a professional manner in line with the core values of K&R Operating
  • Perform skilled tasks including all levels of maintenance, repairs, and overhauls
  • Comply with all company and customer policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate and further develop leadership skills
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as a contributing team member
  • Present a professional image


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Proficient in compressor and engine maintenance
  • Troubleshooting skills to general electronic and mechanical control problems
  • Must have mechanical aptitude
  • Willing to work set hours
  • Required to pass all drug-related and background testing
  • Must have a full set of hand tools as defined by company standards
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to attend training classes and/or seminars as required
  • Should have general computer skills and be capable of utilizing the computer as an appropriate diagnostic tool

 Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Formal vocational training is preferred
  • Ten to Fifteen years of experience
  • Caterpillar and Waukesha engine experience
  • Ariel, GE, and other gas compressor experience
  • Emissions controls, Control Panel, and I&E experience

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to maintain an acceptable driving record

Physical Demands:

  • Often required to lift heavy objects
  • Spend long periods of time standing
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

FREE medical and vision coverage for all K&R employees, industry-leading medical coverage for dependents, 401k with company match, dental coverage, short-term and long-term disability, and MORE.

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